Saturday, November 29, 2008

winter tires?

I keep going back and forth with selling my car. I live in a city, so do I need it. I like the convience - is that too much to ask? I like that i have cheap auto insurance right now. Thank goodness for not getting into an accident (knock on wood) so hopefully it will just keep going down from there. :) Whoopie!

I don't even know if it would be worth selling. I wouldn't even get that much for it. I might as well just run it into the ground - that's my way of looking at it. I need to get winter tires MAJORLY. That is on my TO DO list for this week! Ahh

ciao! goodnight!

to do: everything

It's almost December! You know what that means. Craziness.

I went to the mall today. I dont' know what I was thinking. I hate the mall - and dislike shopping and spending money in general. I do have a craft show next weekend that I'm looking forward too because I will hopefully buy some Christmas gifts there at the show then a general stress will be lifted. Life just seems so crazy lately and my "to do lists" seem to be getting longer and longer.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

rid 'o that

It's tough to find the top acne treatments. I know I have, and friends of mine have been searching for years for the top ones - but nothing really seems to work. This is a pretty awesome ranking site - so check it out if you are looking for treatments too.
Anyways. Things have been pretty busy lately. Work is busy busy busy, Kenya stress, Christmas stress. Lots of stress. I am almost glad for Christmas to be over. I hate the consumerism (spelling?) of it all. It is going to be nice to have a few days off though.

Sunday, November 23, 2008

The Tree that Loves


Yesterday I was stuck inside all day because of the SNOW! But I painted a few sets of earrings, some pendants and THREE ACEOs done. This is one of them which I titled "The Tree that Loves". I plan on taking it to my craft show that's in two weeks. I am going to try and paint a few more to take, as well as some smaller canvas paintings, some more pendants and earrings THEN I will be ready! I do the next 2 weeks to get ready so I'm not too worried -yet! :)

reviews

I found this review on Fenterdren which is a new diet pill. I think you really have to be careful with that sort of thing. It's nice that you can find reviews on all sorts of things online when it comes to diet pills, movies, books, everything! I've been trying to do some Christmas shopping lately so it's nice to come across many reviews on things before buying.

Wednesday, November 19, 2008

Now that I'm offically accepted into the volunteer program to go to Kenya - major planning is going into effect.

I need to fundraise. Or start fundraising rather. I am trying to organize a craft show in February. I'm thinking about having it the weekend before Valentines day - and have it on a Saturday. But Valentine's Day is on a Saturday. So do I have it on Vday or the Saturday before? Will people sign up on Vday? I don't know if people shop about a week before or not. This is such a random post. I'm stopping now. How will I ever sleep!?

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Paintings for sale

This painting as well as many other paintings are for sale. I have most of them listed on facebook if you want to check those out but I'm also this week going to list them on my website. I'm hoping to "get rid" of most of my paintings in order to save money for my Kenya trip!

I am calling a church this week about renting a hall for a craft show that I want to put on in February. I think that I will start contacting potential sellers about it this week! Exciting!

Saturday, November 15, 2008

pendants!


I'm going to try and list some new pendants up on etsy. I do have some craft show that I am doing but I am going to try and update my etsy site more regularly now. It's so hard and time consuming but I am going to do it! I'm all gung-ho to make extra money now since I GOT ACCEPTED TO GO VOLUNTEER IN KENYA! So now I'm freaking out a little bit because I need to fundraiser my butt off! HELP!

to diet?

It seems like everyone I associate with lately is on a "diet". I don't think I have ever been on a real diet before. I think you really have to watch out for diet pills. Those things can great really messy if you don't take them properly. I think having a balanced diet and excercise is all you really need! But what do I know!? :)

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kenya!

I applied to go overseas to Kenya! I applied to go with Volunteers for Peace. The project I applied for is to work with women who have HIV and do some women empowerment discussions and brick building/basket weaving. I'm hoping to get accepted. I should hear back in a few days. I did get accepted through a different organization to work in an orphanage - so if I don't get accepted through VFP I will go with them. So either way I am going! I need to start fundraising though. That's going to be tricky - since it's kind of an odd time to try and raise money - but I'll see how I do :)
Any art sales that I make will go toward my trip!

I'll be adding pendants to etsy tonight!

Thursday, November 13, 2008

medical!

This week has gone by so quickly. I can't believe tomorrow if Friday already. Since only working a half week this week time just flew on by - and I'm not complaining! I have been researching medical/travel insurance. It's hard to find adequate things. You really have to read between the lines. I came across this mesothelioma website. I had never even heard of it before until now. There is so much out there that I really have no idea about. I'm watching ER right now - Grey's Anatomy is soon. Maybe that's why i'm thinking all medically right now :P

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

craft show success


I consider the craft show I went to on Saturday very successful. I did as well as I had hoped for. There were quite a few people there in the morning and I had a lot of lovely compliments from most people who walked by. I decided to take some advice from craftster and paint some pendants at my display table while I was there. It helped pass the time as well as people could see my process. This photo is from Saturday - I decided to display all my tree pendants together on an actualy tree. I thought i was pretty clever!

promo!

I'm trying to think of ways to promote my art and jewelry. Troy and I were talking about it tonight - ways for me to really get known around here. I looked into promotional business gifts I think that is just a little bit more professional than what my business is at the moment. I am thinking about getting some postcards made up though and passing those around - having my website and some photos of my work on it. I think that's a pretty good idea. I still have another craft show to do in December that I may have little promotional stuff for.

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"Stretching to Catch the Melting Moon"


I'm finished my commissioned painting. The girl will come and pick it up sometime next week. This painting gave me a lot of hassle. I wasn't happy with it for a long time but I think I am content with it now. She wanted something "dark" with reds, black and white. So I'm hoping that this will make her happy. I took it outside to get a good picture of it (hence all the leaves on the ground). I'd love to hear your comments! Please and thank you!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

2:30 in the morning!

I like where i live. I don't have fancy Moen faucets or anything but my apartment definitely has character. I like the molding and windows. I have new neighbours though - and they woke me up at 2:30 in the morning the other night - they were moving furniture around. Who moves furniture around at 2:30 in the morning! Tell me! Anyways - I am liking it here though. I'm a little paranoid to go outside especially in the dark. It's not the best neighbourhood in town.